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Ubisense and IBM team up to another deliver production system in one of the worlds most hostile environments

09-04-2009 06:56 PM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

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Ubisense announces immediate availability of Korean compliant product and announces production installations in World’s most hostile environments

Cambridge, August 31, 2009 Ubisense, the world Leader in Precise Real Time Location Systems, announces availability of its award winning solution in Korea and acceptance of the worlds most reliable RTLS System at POSCO’s Finex Plant in Pohang, S. Korea

“The introduction of the IBM/Ubisense system has resulted in accident prevention and overall employee safety improvement as well as adding to POSCO’s reputation for innovation by leveraging UWB technology in a first-of-its-kind solution”, comments Han Ku Park, project manager at POSCO in Pohang. “All the project objectives have been met on time and within the planned budget The project team of IBM, POSCO and Ubisense have created the first of its kind in Korea and probably in Asia.

“The Korean version of Ubisense will allow us to satisfy the enormous demand we have witnessed since first introducing the product to research institutes in 2006”, says HB Choi, General Manager, Ubisense Korea. “We already have deployments in 25 organisations and with immediate availability of a fully compliant product we will be able to satisfy the enormous pent-up demand we have seen from the Industrial and Manufacturing Market”

Korean Manufacturers include some of the highest volume automotive plants in the world, so the timing of the availability of Ubisense, already with a worldwide reputation at reducing costs and improving productivity for leading companies such as BMW, Honda and Caterpillar is pertinent, says, Simon Holloway of Manufacturing Consultancy, Bloor Associates.

The fourth largest steel producer in the world and a bedrock of Korea's industrial development, POSCO is an innovative leader in Korean industry, ranked by Business Week in 2007 as the “most admired company in Asia”.

About Ubisense
Ubisense is the world leader in Precise Real Time Location Systems, tracking unlimited numbers of people and objects in any space of any size. With unmatched 15cm 3D tracking accuracy and high reliability, its acclaimed open standards technology platform gives enterprises the power to bring visibility and control to previously intractable business processes. Together Ubisense consulting and its partners, such as IBM, Atlas Copco, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon deliver geospatial and RTLS systems, pioneering innovation whilst reducing costs, gaining competitive advantage and improving safety for companies across all vertical markets. With over 400 customers worldwide including BMW, Caterpillar, DHL, Duke Energy, Deutsche Telekom, US Army; Ubisense is revolutionising industries today. Visit

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Ubisense Media Contact:
H.B. Choi T: +82-2-529-1472, M: +82-(0)11-399-4190

Karen Roberts: EMEA: + 44 1223 525181

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